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Forum: LS430 11-21-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By sgretchko
Your 2003 non-nav radio should not have a "sat"...

Your 2003 non-nav radio should not have a "sat" button. The feature became available in mid-2004. That said, it is possible to add sat radio with a kit from Vais Technology. Others such as Grom,...
Forum: LS430 11-17-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,642
Posted By sgretchko
Did you say $85 with your discount and $99 until...

Did you say $85 with your discount and $99 until 12/31? Tom57. please provide details and dealer name. It is a good price and I may update my '02 UL which has version 9, gen 2/3. Thanks.
Forum: LS430 11-16-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By sgretchko
I hope you are right, I could do without...

I hope you are right, I could do without replacing the starter. Battery is just under a year old, Interstate Mega-Tron Plus (800 CCA). I just put the C-tek charger on it. I will charge it and...
Forum: LS430 11-16-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By sgretchko
Dead Battery-Could it be the starter?

Got in the LS yesterday and it was completely dead. Found that the trunk wasn't fully closed and was probably open for about 8 hours. No problem, my jump box started the car immediately.

Went to...
Forum: LS430 11-15-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By sgretchko
Sat Radio Antenna and Tinted Glass

Will be installing satellite radio in my '02 LS UL and planned on installing the antenna in the high middle brakelight or on the rear deck. My car came from Texas with a tinted rear glass and...
Forum: LS430 11-10-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By sgretchko
Life is good in America when you have such great...

Life is good in America when you have such great choices. I had a '97 LS 400 until it was totaled at 225k and now have an '02 LS430 UL. The '97 was a great car but the '02 LS430 is better. The...
Forum: LS430 11-02-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,500
Posted By sgretchko
Premium - 40 cents per gallon more than regular

Just curious and not intending to reignite the premium vs. regular debate. Apparently, the newly plentiful crude oil coming from North America is more expensive to refine into premium gas. The...
Forum: LS430 10-29-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By sgretchko
I rode around with them in the trunk until I...

I rode around with them in the trunk until I passed a scrapyard (ie: recycler). The rotors, bag of old brake hardware and a few miscellaneous items brought about $5. The money wasn't the issue, I...
Forum: LS430 10-28-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By sgretchko
Best place I have found to buy Shin Etzu is your...

Best place I have found to buy Shin Etzu is your local Honda dealer. I think it is about 12 to 13 dollars. They may have to order it, it only takes a few days. I usually call first, they order it...
Forum: LS430 10-14-14, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By sgretchko
Engine and Transmission Mounts

At 125k, I notice my '02 UL is riding slightly rougher. I also notice a bit of vibration at idle when the hood is raised. On my LS400, this was the gentle beginning of the sign to change the engine...
Forum: LS430 10-12-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By sgretchko
On my LS400, not my LS430, I had a similar...

On my LS400, not my LS430, I had a similar problem. Short story, the dealer used Dextron rather than T-IV. If you look at the Valvoline spec sheet, it says Dextron is acceptable for T-IV but not...
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By sgretchko
It is generally the dual filament bulbs, such as...

It is generally the dual filament bulbs, such as the back-up lights that go first. It can be very difficult to detect.
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By sgretchko
I may be wrong but I believe the Beatsonic is...

I may be wrong but I believe the Beatsonic is available for both ML Nav and non-Nav cars.
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By sgretchko
Was this original timing belt? How many miles...

Was this original timing belt? How many miles were on the car? If not the original belt, how many miles since it had been changed?

This shows that those who go way beyond the suggested six year...
Forum: LS430 10-07-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By sgretchko
New Rotors - What to do with the old ones?

I just did a complete brake job on my '02 UL with 125k. Decided to go with new OEM rotors to get that very smooth feel. It turned out great. Now I have to dispose of the used rotors. Do they have...
Forum: LS430 10-03-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By sgretchko
It looks like a double DIN receiver. The...

It looks like a double DIN receiver. The Beatsonic kit should work just fine.
Forum: LS430 10-03-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By sgretchko
I recall someone saying the nav bezel was around...

I recall someone saying the nav bezel was around $80 from the dealer. Try Sewell Lexus through the vendor directory for a good price.
Forum: LS430 09-30-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By sgretchko
Replace air suspension with Strutmaster kit?

I am anticipating replacing my air suspension shortly as the compressor is getting very noisy. It's ok. Has anyone used the Strutmaster kit? It is coilovers with Eibach springs and sells for about...
Forum: LS430 09-15-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By sgretchko
What to do about it?

I am having similar issues with my '02 UL. I hear what I believe is the air compressor at start-up or at lights when stopped more frequently and at a louder volume. Question is, can anything be...
Forum: LS430 08-05-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By sgretchko
Whether '02 came with radar or laser (the display...

Whether '02 came with radar or laser (the display says radar ready) the question is why the regular cruise control after bypassing the sensor cruise doesn't work.

By the way, if the sensor is...
Forum: LS430 08-04-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By sgretchko
Cruise Control Failure - '02UL Radar Cruise

The sensor on my '02 UL w/120k was cracked when I acquired the car at around 50k 4+ years ago. I use the cruise only a couple of times a year and the manual override worked perfectly until this...
Forum: LS430 04-20-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By sgretchko
I think Lynzoid is correct. While there was no...

I think Lynzoid is correct. While there was no need for stainless steel over regular hoses, I wanted to try them. For about $50 a set, $100 for all four, the price was reasonable. If I was going...
Forum: LS430 04-12-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,100
Posted By sgretchko
I found it on Amazon after failing to find it on...

I found it on Amazon after failing to find it on E-bay. $27.38 with Amazon Prime free shipping for cable and software. Over 20 very positive and informative reviews. For under $30, why not?
Forum: LS430 04-10-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By sgretchko
I put them on my '02 UL. They are a "nice to" as...

I put them on my '02 UL. They are a "nice to" as opposed to a "need to" change. My brake fluid was turning black quickly and I suspected some contamination. I flushed the entire system throughly...
Forum: LS430 04-09-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By sgretchko
Also curious about the color of the fluid. If...

Also curious about the color of the fluid. If contaminated, my guess is the fluid would turn dark. In any case, if you go to the trouble of replacing hoses, try stainless steel. Not absolutely...
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